Everyone who loves or knows sports would likely know ESPN. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) is an American Multinational cable sports TV channel. ESPN telecasts various sports include Football, cricket, NBA. NFL, MLB, Tennis, etc. With an account, you can enjoy all the contents, including an on-demand library, sports updates, highlights, news, etc. To watch live sports and stay tuned with any sports events, you wouldn’t need a cable TV subscription. It is available as an app for various devices, and now you can watch ESPN on Apple TV.

Watch ESPN on Apple TV

You can find the ESPN on the Apple TV App Store as there is a dedicated application. You can download the app from the App Store, and the following steps will guide you.

Step 1: Turn on the Apple TV. And make sure to connect it to the internet.

App store on Apple TV
App Store on Apple TV

Step 2: From the Apple TV home screen, open the App Store.

Step 3: On the top of the screen, you can find a search bar. Click on it to access the search field.

Search on Apple TV
Search on Apple TV

Step 4: Type ESPN with the help of the virtual keyboard. Then, choose the ESPN App from the search results.

Step 5: Click on the Get or Install button to download the ESPN on Apple TV.

Step 6: On the prompt, click on Buy. The app will be downloaded, and now you can open the app.

ESPN on Apple TV
ESPN on Apple TV

Step 7: Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the initial setup. Then log in with your account.

And now you can watch the ESPN channel and the live streams on your Apple TV.

Cast ESPN to Apple TV

You can cast the ESPN app to the Apple TV from your iPhone or iPad, or Mac. It will probably work on Apple TV 3rd generation and lower. The following steps will help you out the same in brief.

Make sure to download and log in to the ESPN app on your iPhone or iPad.

Note: Connect your iPhone/iPad or Mac book and the Apple TV to the same WiFi network.

From iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Open the ESPN app on your iOS device. Then, start playing the video you want to stream on tvOS.

Step 2: Open the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom or pulling down from the top.

iPhone Control Center
iPhone Control Center

Step 3: Tap the icon name screen mirroring. From the list of available devices, choose your Apple TV.

After the successful connection, you can find the ESPN content playing on iOS is cast on your Apple TV.

From Mac

Step 1: On your Mac book, open the Safari Browser. And go to the official website of ESPN (https://www.espn.com).

Step 2: Log in if prompted. Choose the video you want to stream.

Screen mirror on Menu bar - Mac

Step 3: On your Mac Menu bar, click on the AirPlay icon.

Step 4: Now, choose your Apple TV from the list of available devices.

After the successful connection, you can find the contents being streamed on your Apple TV.

Alternative Ways

There is an umpteen number of streaming service providers out there that can bring the ESPN channel onto your Apple TV. Fewer options worth trying as follows.

Sling TV
Sling TV

1. Sling TV – Sling Orange offers the ESPN channel at $30/month along with 30+ other channels. Access 50+ channels, including ESPN with Sling Orange and Blue pack at $45/month.


2. HuluHulu Live TV also offers you the ESPN channel, and you can get the channel in any of the packages. Get Hulu + Disney + ESPN alone at $12.99/month or Hulu basic + Live TV at $54.99/month or Hulu Premium + Live TV (Ad-free) at $60.99/month.

Direct TV Now
Direct TV Now

3. AT&T TV Now – The AT&T service provider offers ESPN along with various other channels too. Live A Litter – 65 channels at $45/month, Right – 85 channels at $55/month, Go Big – 105 channels at $65/month, Gotta Have It- 125 channels at $75/month.

YouTube TV
YouTube TV

4. YouTube TV – YouTube came up with the Live TV option that offers various channels along with ESPN at $49.99/month, and there is also a premium version with YouTube music at $64.99/month.

The above-mentioned ways are with which you can get ESPN on Apple TV. Start streaming, and don’t forget to ask your queries in the comment section below.